The Planning Commission shall have the function, duty, and power to require any modification in the site investigation report or impose any condition before approval of any project which requires a site investigation report. This report is intended to ensure that the purpose and intent of the Liberty Township Zoning Ordinance is fulfilled.
The site investigation report shall include a discussion of prudent and feasible alternatives for the proposed activity on the subject site.
The decision of the Planning Commission with respect to the site investigation report approval is appealable to the Township Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with Article VII of this Ordinance. Such appeal shall be filed within sixty (60) days after a decision by the Planning Commission.
Standards for Site Plan Review:
In reviewing the site plan, the Planning Commission shall ascertain whether the proposed site plan is consistent with all regulations of this Ordinance and state and federal statutes. Further, in consideration of each site plan, the Planning Commission shall find that provisions of Subsections 5.19.3 and 5.19.4 of this Ordinance as well as the provisions of the zoning district in which said buildings, structures, and uses as indicated in the proposed site plan have been satisfactorily met by the applicant. Decisions rejecting, approving, or conditionally approving a site plan shall be based upon requirements and standards contained in the zoning ordinance.
A site plan shall be approved if it contains the information required in Subsection 5.19.4 and is in compliance with the zoning ordinance, the conditions imposed pur- suant to the ordinance, other applicable ordinances, and state and federal statutes.
In addition, each of the following standards shall apply:
The use shall be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner harmonious with the character of adjacent property and the surrounding area.
The use shall not inappropriately change the essential character of the surrounding area.